from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Serving, tending, or having the power to manipulate.
- n. Any of various objects designed to be moved or arranged by hand as a means of developing motor skills or understanding abstractions, especially in mathematics.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Tending to manipulate others.
- adj. Reaching one's goals at the expense of other people by using them.
- n. A manipulable object designed to demonstrate a mathematical concept.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to manipulation; performed by manipulation.
- adj. Prone to attempt to influence others by devious or subtle psychological means, in order to induce them to do what one wants.
- n. Any object given to children to encourage them to learn by manipulating physical objects; applied especially to solid objects of varying geometrical shape that can be fit together to form larger aggregates.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to manipulation: as, manipulative power or skill.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. skillful in influencing or controlling others to your own advantage
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